Aquino to visit Cebu for airport ceremony


CEBU CITY: President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd will be in Cebu on Monday to lead the groundbreaking of the P32-billion airport modernization, which is seen to increase the total passenger capacity of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) from 4.5 million to 12.5 million.

Fayette Rinen, Philippine Information Agency 7 assistant regional director, in a press briefing said Aquino will lead the groundbreaking of the project which is under a private public partnership arrangement with GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC).

After the groundbreaking across the MIP Building, Aquino will go on a walking tour of new facilities such as the check-in counters and x-ray machines.

The President will then be ushered to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Lounge for a formal program.

Aquino will be accompanied by cabinet members, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas, Department of Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio Aquinaldo Abaya, Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. and Public-Private Partnership Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao.



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  1. Rudy Kabristante on

    Cebuanos will be more than happy in meeting our worldly travelers soon, as much as we wanted to be listed on the world’s most beautiful and outstanding airport in the region. We are also hoping for a less and reasonable airport tax or the known “Terminal Fees” be weeded out (esp. int’l flights, if I’m not mistaken airline’s do added it during ticketing reservation) , this may really disappoint mostly of the travelers especially if they’re travelling on a budget and not to mention during emergencies.

  2. arthur keefe on

    Lets hope Qatar reinstate their flights. The airport should never have let them go. They should have fought tooth and nail to keep them. Although coming from Doha, this is a hub used by tourists from all over the world, especially Europe.The impact of these arrivals was huge for the tourist industry, as well as being highly convenient for the large number of Visayan OFWs.

  3. I Remember... on

    How much they collected? OMG!!!!
    Department of Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio Aquinaldo Abaya
    will be there…. Oh well… useless crook joins unferitile crooks all the time…